Laurens van Apeldoorn
Assistant Professor of Constitutional Law and Legal Theory, Open University, the Netherlands.

I’m an Assistant Professor of Constitutional Law and Legal Theory at the Open University, the Netherlands. My work in law and philosophy is part of the research programme Transformative effects of globalisation in law, funded by the Dutch Ministry of Education. Before joining the Open University, I was an Assistant Professor of philosophy at Leiden University. I have been O’Brien Fellow in Residence at the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, McGill University, and Visiting Professor at the Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto. I've also held visiting appointments at the University of Montreal, King’s College London, and the University of Leuven.

Photograph by Lysanne Larose, Montreal.
D.Phil. University of Oxford.
M.Sc. London School of Economics.
M.A. and LL.M. University of Amsterdam.
Dutch constitutional and private law

Modernisering van het staatsnoodrecht, Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek- en Documentatiecentrum, December 2021 (with S. Daniëls, M. van Schaik, J. Doomen, and R. Passchier). PDF

‘Overheidsaansprakelijkheid voor Koninkrijkshandelen’, Rechtsgeleerd Magazijn Themis 2021, afl. 2, 69-77.

‘‘De privaatrechtelijke procesbevoegdheid van het Koninkrijk’, Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Burgerlijk Recht 2021/10, afl. 3, 77-85.

‘Erkenning van internationale rechtspersonen in het Nederlandse privaatrecht’, Nederlands Internationaal Privaatrecht 2021, afl. 2, 274-291.

‘De aanhouder wint? Demonstratieve kampementen in het licht van de Grondwet en het EVRM’, De Gemeentestem, 7494, 608-613, 2019.

International taxation

Tax Cooperation in an Unjust World, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2021 (with Allison Christians).

‘Tax Multilateralism via the OECD’, in Leyla Ateş & Joachim Englisch (eds.), The Multilateral Instrument and Its Prospective Effects on the Turkish-German Double tax Treaty, Istanbul: Onikilevha, 2021, 17-30 (with Allison Christians).

A Sceptic's Guide to Justice in International Tax Policy’, Canadian Journal of Law & Jurisprudence 32:2 (2019), 499-512. PDF

‘Do States Have an Entitlement to Tax Income Arising in Their Territory?’, British Tax Review 4 (2019), 557-568.

Exploitation, International Taxation, and Global Justice’, Review of Social Economy, 77:2 (2019), 163-183. PDF

Taxing Income where Value is Created’, Florida Tax Review 22:1 (2018), 1-39 (with Allison Christians). PDF

BEPS, Tax Sovereignty and Global Justice’, Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 21:4 (2018), 478-499. (Honourable Mention, 2019 CRISPP Essay Prize.) PDF

The OECD Inclusive FrameworkBulletin for International Taxation 72:4/5 (2018) (with Allison Christians). PDF

International Taxation and the Erosion of Sovereignty’, in Peter Dietsch & Thomas Rixen (eds.), Global Tax Governance Colchester: ECPR Press, 2016, 215-230. PDF

Early-modern philosophy and law

Hobbes on Treason and Fundamental Law’, Intellectual History Review, online first 2021. PDF

Hobbes on Property: Between Legal Certainty and Sovereign Discretion’, Hobbes Studies 34:1 (2021), 58-79. PDF

‘This man is my property’: Slavery and political absolutism in Locke and the classical social contract tradition’, European Journal of Political Theory, online first 2020 (with Johan Olsthoorn). PDF

On the Person and Office of the Sovereign in Hobbes’ Leviathan’, British Journal for the History of Philosophy 28:1 (2020), 49-68. PDF

Property and Despotic Sovereignty’, in Robin Douglass & Johan Olsthoorn (eds.), Hobbes’s ‘On the Citizen’: A Critical Guide, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019, 108-125. PDF

Hobbes on Evil’, in Thomas Nys & Stephen De Wijze (eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Evil, London: Routledge, 2019, 70-82. PDF

Hobbes on Politics and Religion (ed. with Robin Douglass), Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. PDF

"The Nutrition of a Commonwealth": On Hobbes’s Economic Thought’, in Jakob Bek-Thomsen et al. (eds.), History of Economic Rationalities Dordrecht: Springer, 2017, 21-30. PDF

Hobbes and the Scientific Study of the Human Mind’, Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie, 97:3 (2015), 308-333. PDF

Rationality and Freedom in Hobbes’s Theory of Action’, History of European Ideas 40:5 (2014), 603-621. PDF

Reconsidering Hobbes’s Account of Practical Deliberation’, Hobbes Studies 25:2 (2012), 143-165. PDF

I’m a co-founding member of the European Hobbes Society. Robin Douglass and I wrote a brief reflection on the Society’s origins, goals and activities, published in Hobbes Studies 31:2 (2018). PDF
Open University
Faculty of Law
PO Box 2960
6401 DL, Heerlen
The Netherlands